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How to Fix a Leaking Radiator

3 May 2019

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Few things are more annoying than a leaking radiator. Installed flush against the walls, we often forget that they are even there, diligently heating our home, until we tread barefoot into a patch of wet carpet spreading from beneath.

Fortunately, most leaks are easy enough to fix, even if you don’t consider yourself particularly handy.

Here are some of the more common leaks you might encounter, and how to fix them…

A leaking valve

First, drain the radiator in question until the water level is below that of the leak. Turn off the lockshield and the supply valves, using towels to catch any water that dribbles out in the process.

Using a spanner, undo the union nut, then open the bleed valve to release any trapped water. Using PFTE tape (and plenty of it) wrap up the valve tip before tightening the union nut and reopening the lockshield and bleed valves. Once your radiator has filled again, you can close the bleed valve.

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Top Reasons to Choose a Black Radiator

3 April 2019

Black radiator

We see trends develop in every walk of life and the world of radiators is no different. Here at the Heating Boutique we can say with certainty that black radiators are among our most popular products at the moment. It’s not just that they look great – although they do. Here are just some of the reasons so many of our customers are opting for a black finish to their radiators.

Efficiency

When it comes to energy efficient radiators, what we’re really talking about is how quickly they can heat up a room. Studies show that a matt black finish to your main radiator panels allows for swifter conduction of heat across the surface area, reducing warm-up times, and saving you money in the process.

Focal points and accents

For the aesthetically minded, a black radiator can form a great focal point in any room, almost taking the role of an accent wall. Indeed, some of our black vertical radiators, like the impressive Carisa Sophia Mirror Black Vertical Designer Radiator and the Carisa Elvino Bath Black Vertical Designer Radiator are almost a work of art in themselves (albeit a highly functional one).

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